Millwall 2-0 Luton Town, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-2-3-1



Luton Town 4-1-4-1

Half Time: 1 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Millwall made it back-to-back wins in the Championship for the first time this season with a 2-0 win over Luton Town.

The Lions were dominant in the opening period with Luton keeper Simon Sluga saving well from both Jed Wallace and Connor Mahoney.

First Wallace was denied from close range after Matt Smith’s effort hit the woodwork before Mahoney’s long-range drive was parried away.

However the deadlock was finally broken on the stroke of half-time when Smith’s goal-bound effort from a Mahoney corner was deflected past Sluga by Martin Cranie for an own goal.

Millwall could then have doubled their lead just minutes after the interval through Wallace after a neat one-two with Mason Bennett.

And although Luton grew into the game, Mahoney eventually extended the Lions’ advantage in the 79th minute with an effort which went in off the post.

Cranie nearly gave the visitors hope of a comeback late on, but Millwall keeper Bartosz Bialkowski made a brilliant save from close range to ensure the clean sheet and all three points for Gary Rowett’s side.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Connor Mahoney’s goal killed any hopes of a late comeback after a period of concerted Luton pressure.

Moan of the Match

As the game wore on, Millwall had chances to push forward but instead settled for keeping the ball in unthreatening areas.

Talking Point

Once again Millwall dominated but only led by one goal at the interval – how can they turn their dominance into more goals?

Man of the Match

Connor Mahoney – scored a superb goal, put a number of dangerous deliveries into the box and was a thorn in Martin Cranie’s side all night.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Tony Harrington (Cleveland) – failed to play the advantage on numerous occasions and missed a clear penalty appeal for each side.


Without crowd noise, it’s hard to say too much – but Millwall, in particular, were more than up for this one.


Millwall were the deserved victors and will hope to extend their winning run to three games when Barnsley visit The Den on Saturday.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-2-3-1

Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M. Wallace; Leonard, Woods; J. Wallace, Bennett (Zohore, 80), Mahoney (Thompson, 85); Smith (Malone, 64)

Subs not used:

Fielding, Pearce, Williams, Bradshaw


Leonard, Woods

Luton Town 4-1-4-1

Sluga; Cranie, Pearson (Moncur, 87), Bradley, Norrington-Davies; Rea; Clark, Berry (Morrell, 60), Ruddock, LuaLua; Hylton (Lee, 69)

Subs not used:

Shea, Tunnicliffe, Cornick, Lockyer



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